Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth… but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood.
By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.
How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?
For over half a century, Richard Matheson has enthralled and terrified readers with such timeless classics as , , , , and . Now the Grand Master returns with a bewitching tale of erotic suspense and enchantment….
1918. A young American soldier, recently wounded in the Great War, Alex White comes to Gatford to escape his troubled past. The pastoral English village seems the perfect spot to heal his wounded body and soul. True, the neighboring woods are said to be haunted by capricious, even malevolent spirits, but surely those are just old wives’ tales.
A frightening encounter in the forest leads Alex into the arms of Magda Variel, an alluring red-haired widow rumored to be a witch. She warns him to steer clear of the wood and the perilous faerie kingdom it borders, but Alex cannot help himself. Drawn to its verdant mysteries, he finds love, danger… and wonders that will forever change his view of the world.
The bestselling author of such classic novels as and , Richard Matheson is one of the twentieth century’s acknowledged masters of suspense. is a major literary event: Matheson’s first new novel in seven years—and a gripping tale of madness, paranoia, and murder.
It’s supposed to be just an ordinary camping trip, two old acquaintances hiking through the wilderness toward a remote cabin in the woods of northern California. Bob Hansen, a middle-aged family man and author, isn’t anticipating anything worse than sore muscles and maybe a few chilly nights.
But the enforced isolation of the hike soon exposes long-hidden rivalries and resentments between Bob and his guide through the forest, a fading TV actor whom Bob has known for several years. The deeper they get into the primeval wilderness and the farther from civilization, the greater the tension between the two men becomes-until the simmering hostility erupts into a terrifying life-or-death struggle for survival.
Two men entered the woods, but only one may emerge alive. is a nail-biting thriller in the classic Matheson tradition.
A secret from Chris Martin’s past disrupts his happy suburban life. A novel of suspense.
STARK TERROR BECOMES A TOTAL REALITY.
There is a special numbing quality to fear that strikes in the safety of your own home. Here is where you should feel most secure. Here’s where you wash the dishes, polish the car; where friends can drop in; where nobody intrudes except the in-laws. Murder has no place here. Terror doesn’t belong.And when monstrous fear and murder bludgeon their way in, you don’t believe it. You’re numb. Until the bleak, deadly truth forces you to frantic terror for those you love. Then you believe it—then you RIDE THE NIGHTMARE.
Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on , John Lithgow saw it in the movie—even Bart Simpson saw it. “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination. Here are more than twenty of Matheson’s most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including:
“Duel,” the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg’s first film;
“Prey,” in which a terrified woman is stalked by a malevolent Tiki doll, as chillingly captured in yet another legendary TV moment;
“Blood Son,” a disturbing portrait of a strange little boy who dreams of being a vampire;
“Dress of White Silk,” a seductively sinister tale of evil and innocence.
Personally selected by Richard Matheson, the bestselling author of and , these and many other stories, more than demonstrate why he is rightfully regarded as one of the finest and most influential horror writers of our generation.
John Benton was one of the toughest men ever to wear a Texas Ranger badge. But eight years ago, in August 1871, he hung up his guns for good.
Or so he hoped.
Then young Robby Coles challenged him to a fight over some imagined slight to the boy’s sixteen-year-old girlfriend. At first Benton tried to laugh off the affair. Why, the boy was little more than a child. But rumors and gossip spread like wildfire through their dusty frontier town and soon enough the entire community seems to be goading both men towards a fatal confrontation neither one truly wants.
Benton doesn’t want to kill again. Robby is secretly terrified of facing the legendary gunfighter. Yet, with both men’s honor on the line, is there any way to avoid a duel to the death?